Louisville Marriott East wedding photographers know that this venue is a perfect space for celebrations.
Naaima and Kaleem’s fun-filled pakistani wedding events took place at Louisville Marriott East.
This was our first first visiting Louisville and we are so glad we did. The couple invited us to cover their muslim nikkah ceremony, mehndi sangeet function and wedding celebration. Everything was carefully planned down to every detail!
Destination wedding events can be physically draining but we really felt the energized for this gorgeous Pakistani Pashto wedding. Here is how they celebrated their big!
May is a beautiful month to get married and we were blessed with some amazing spring color on the Nikah day.
What is a Nikah?
The nikah ceremony is the islamic marriage. It is also a unforced marriage contract between the bride and groom. The nikah is meant to be a simple and short ceremony that involves:
For Naaima and Kaleem’s nikah ceremony, the day started at the Wildwood Country Club. It was a small islamic marriage ceremony with the couple’s family and close friends. When I write “small” ceremony, I mean about 100 people! Yes, South Asian weddings are larger in scale than western weddings. It is very hard to narrow down the guest list for Indian and Pakistani weddings!
As I mentioned before, the nikah is a very simple and direct muslim marriage. So, the religious pact was completed in 15 minutes. Both bride and groom verbally confirmed their marriage in front of their loved ones.
After the nikah, I took the couple out a few portraits. We were blessed with a break in the rain forecast. Also, there were so many amazing blooming trees. My favorite photo was the one below! I placed the newlywed couple under a cherry blossom tree and it was the MONEY SHOT! Honestly, this candid moment is one of my favorite spring wedding poses.
With over ten years of experience capturing sacred moments and an artful intuition for what it takes to get the perfect shot, time and time again, it’s our joy to create evocative, timeless photographs that are as one-of-a-kind as your story.
Maha Studios is a destination photography studio that delights in the vibrant traditions and rituals at the heart of South Asian and multicultural weddings.